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"That weapon defeats foes with one hit. However, the reverse is also true, as its wielder will also fall to a single strike. You can use this weapon's ability only twice within a set period of time...only when it is glowing. When enough time passes, the weapon will regain its sheen along with its power."
― Maz Koshia describing the One Hit Obliterator (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)

The power to kill the target in a single hit. Variation of Absolute Attack, Death Inducement and Probability Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Death in One Strike
  • Instant Kill Attack
  • One Shot Kill
  • Single Hit Kill


The user can kill the target with a single strike. The attack carries special attributes, such as lethal poison or death inducement, that would result in an instant death the moment it connects, disregarding on the location of contact or the target's remaining vitality. This power is not simply the act of killing a target in a single strike, rather, the strike must possess a certain quality other then raw power that allows it to do so.

The instant kill may be capable of bypassing Resurrection, as it deals death before the opponent has a chance to rejuvenate.




Known Users

See Also: One-Hit Kill.


  • Fiamma of the Right (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Users of Murasame (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Gin Ichimaru (Bleach) via Korose, Kamishini no Yari
  • Saechika (Code:Breaker); Effacement
  • Arcadiamon (Digimon); via god Matrix
  • Omnimon X (Digimon); via All Delete
  • Jesmon GX (Digimon); Knights' Intruder
  • Spike the Devil Man (Dragon Ball); via Devilmite Beam
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail); via Ankhseram Black Magic
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Yoshikage Kira (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via Killer Queen
  • Kaguya Ōtsutsuki (Naruto); via Murderous Bone Ash/All-Killing Ash Bones
  • Magellan (One Piece)
  • Jirou Sorashima (Wallman)


  • Death (Family Guy)
  • Mirabel (The Fungus Among Us); only on Players with less than full netherite armor
  • Saint of Killers (Preacher/Vertigo Comics)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)



Tabletop Games

Video Games

  • White Bomber (Bomberman 64: The Second Attack)
  • Regulus/Bulzeeb (Bomberman 64: The Second Attack)
  • Astral Knights (Bomberman 64: The Second Attack)
  • Death (Dragon's Dogma)
  • Cid Kagenou (Minoru Kagenou) (The Eminence in Shadow)
  • Rest (Final Fantasy VI); via Calmness/Repose
  • Users of "Lethality" (Fire Emblem)
  • Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts II)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Silent Realm Guardians (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • X (Mega Man series); via Hadouken and Shoryuken.
  • Awakened Zero (Mega Man X5)
  • Dark Sun (Miitopia)
  • Fiend (Miitopia)
  • Terror Fiend (Miitopia)
  • Kombatants (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ultimate Chimera (Mother 3)
  • Dr. Zomboss (Plants vs Zombies)
  • Zombies (Plants vs Zombies)
    • Gargantuars
  • Electric Blueberry (Plants vs Zombies 2)
  • Pokémon who can use "Fissure", "Guillotine", "Horn Drill", or "Sheer Cold" (Pokémon)
  • Robloxians (ROBLOX);via Mad Murderer Knife
  • Machina (Shinza Banshou series); via Midgardr Völsunga Saga
  • Reinhatd Tristan eugene Heydrich (Shinza Banshou series); via Longinuslanze Testament
  • Ren Fuji(Shinza Banshou series); via Margueritte-Bois de Justice
  • Golden Queen ("Skylanders Battlecast"); using The Queen’s Decree
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood)
  • Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
  • The Ghost (Spelunky)
  • Inklings (Splatoon)
    • Agent 3
  • Octarians (Splatoon)
    • DJ Octavio
  • Akuma (Street Fighter)
  • Boss Bass (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Bubba (Super Mario 64)
  • Barbatos Goetia (Tales of Destiny)
  • The Spy (Team Fortress 2)
  • Marshall Law (Tekken Series)
  • Paul Phoenix (Tekken Series)
  • King Hassan (TYPE-MOON); via Azrael
  • Li Shuwen (TYPE-MOON)
  • Chara (Undertale)
  • Deathwing (Warcraft)
  • Illidan Stormrage (Warcraft)
  • Lich King (Warcraft)

Known Items



  • Ivory Knife (Chronicles of the Kencyrath)
  • Killing Curse (Harry Potter)
  • The Vorpal Blade/Sword (Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol)
  • God-Killer Sword (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Sceptre of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant)

Video Games/Visual Novels

  • Gravity Bomb (Bomberman 64: The Second Attack)
  • Daybreak (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Fatalities (Mortal Kombat)
  • Mehrunes' Razor (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • One-Hit Obliterator (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Boomerang (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)
  • Light Arrows (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
  • Genmurei (Mega Man X5)
  • Last Word (Planescape)
  • Death Skills (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Certain Inkling weapons (Splatoon)
  • Certain Octarian weapons (Splatoon)
  • Butterfly Knife weapons (Team Fortress 2)




Video Games